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treated as singular A game in which rope quoits are aimed at a peg, played especially on cruise ships.
- ‘Mark Waldron discovers cruising is a lot more than deck quoits even though the gem of a ship never actually left the dock side.’
- ‘Lido Deck is the most popular place for sunbathing and with its broad and spacious decks, games such as shuffleboard, short tennis, cricket and deck quoits are played here.’
- ‘Buoyed by the support for the cricket team, Mary helped organise deck quoits and games for the children, many of whom were bored and fractious.’
- ‘At sea, the game of deck quoits is played, the quoits being made of rings of rope.’
- ‘It is a pleasure to have such interesting people on-board, guests who enjoy the working ship environment and are not after deck quoits, dancing girls or a holiday camp at sea.’
- ‘The days when life at sea revolved around a trip to the library, coffee and a biscuit at eleven and the occasional game of deck quoits are long gone.’
- ‘If you love a bit of friendly rivalry but want to breathe some of that fresh sea air, then shuffleboard and deck quoits are always a great option.’
- ‘Together we went to play both deck quoits and shuffleboard, winning a grand total of seven tickets.’
- ‘On the open top deck you get a commanding view of the countryside and a chance to play a leisurely game of deck quoits.’
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